Towards Novel Approaches in Design Automation for FPGA Power Optimization

  • Juanjo Noguera
  • Robert Esser
  • Katarina Paulsson
  • Michael Hübner
  • Jürgen Becker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5349)

Abstract

The exploitation of reconfigurable architectures is currently increasing for high-performance applications e.g. signal processing systems. Until now however, general purpose processors are typically applied for lowpower applications partly due to the un-optimized design process of FPGA systems. Currently, the increasing requirements even on low-power applications force the investigation of alternative architectures such as FPGAs to enable higher flexibility for such applications. This paper presents a multi-level overview of power optimization for FPGA-based systems. Several novel design considerations for power reduction are described and discussed as well as the achieved results. The main objective of the presented work is to enable the flexibility of reconfigurable architectures even for low-power applications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juanjo Noguera
    • 1
  • Robert Esser
    • 1
  • Katarina Paulsson
    • 2
  • Michael Hübner
    • 2
  • Jürgen Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.Xilinx Research LabsDublinIreland
  2. 2.Institute for Information TechnologiesUniversität Karlsruhe (TH)KarlsruheGermany

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